Jacopo Pagin Italian, b. 1988
Jacopo Pagin is an Italian artist who lives and works in Brussels. He graduated in Painting and Decoration from the Accademia di Belle Arti of Venice. In 2018 he obtained his Master's degree in Fine Arts at Luca school of arts in Brussels.
Painting plays a privileged role in its practice, it is often combined with sound and poetry through performance within theatrical-looking environments.
The elements that animate Jacopo Pagin's environments are orchestrated to formulate enigmas. Visually, painting plays the central role, while sound forms the magical and invisible backbone of the scene. Both Pagin's performances and sound sculptures have a distinct musical feature. Dilated trance and Ambient soundscapes host spoken word poetry. The text is interpreted by digitally altered voices that draw the audience into an immersive listening experience. Costumes, dance and stage structures tactfully reconnect the dialogue between sound and painting.
In Pagin's visual language, he is initially inspired by nature, then intuitively drawn into psychological investigations. During this process, Pagin tries to overcome the personal and autobiographical dimension in order to establish symbolic ties with collective temporality and spirituality. In this perspective, the unconscious dimension is combined with images from his research. Pagin views painting as a formidable device, like a time machine, through which he can re-use and reinterpret the gestures and techniques of the past to continually re-identify himself through diverse means.
Mimicry, disguise and the exercise of impersonation have led him to embrace and internalise contradictions connecting abstraction and figuration, expression and mannerism, illusion and decoration, religion and mundanity. The opportunities for a 'mise-en-scène' lay the foundations of the narrative within his settings.
PotluckGroup Exhibition 4 Dec 2021 - 16 Jan 2022This show resulted from an invitation; an invitation to the creators who over the past few years have shaped this gallery; an open invitation to take part in a show...
Crystal WhisperSolo Exhibition by Jacopo Pagin with an installation by Richard Venlet 6 May - 12 Jun 2021In 'Crystal Whisper' painted glass becomes a vessel for mystical charge. Translucent objects and faint presences become breaths. Jacopo Pagin's canvas turns into foil, in which light flares and historical...
History Of FantasyGroup Exhibition Curated by Emmanuelle Luciani 6 May - 12 Jun 2021'History of Fantasy' is a phantasmagorical stroll populated by ghosts, animated by a poisonous magic. It is part of the wake of a new twilight wave, a reminiscence of an...
Limbo Act IIGroup Exhibition 17 Oct - 15 Nov 2020For better or for worse, we are living through what may well become one of the defining moments of the twenty-first century. This much we know. What we do not...
LimboGroup Exhibition 5 Sep - 4 Oct 2020For better or for worse, we are living through what may well become one of the defining moments of the twenty-first century. This much we know. What we do not...
MentalGroup Exhibition 30 Nov 2019 - 11 Jan 2020MENTAL is show bring together four young international artist to display a powerful selection of works, most being presented for the first time, in a cohesive dialogue between each others...
weekendmagazine DE TIJD — Potluck ExhibitionPrint Article, December 18, 2021
Knack Weekend — Potluck ExhibitionPrint Article, December 8, 2021
dS Magazine — Potluck ExhibitionPrint Article, December 4, 2021
Art Viewer — History of FantasyArticle, May 29, 2021
Fifty & Me Magazine — Jacopo PaginArticle, May 29, 2021
Art Viewer — Jacopo PaginArticle, May 29, 2021
Collectible — Boris DevisInterview, May 25, 2021
Marie Claire — Jacopo Pagin and History of Fantasy ExhibitionArticle, May 14, 2021
L'OFFICIEL — Jacopo Pagin and History of Fantasy ExhibitionArticle, May 6, 2021
DAMN MAGAZINE — History of FantasyArticle, May 6, 2021
See You There — History of FantasyArticle, May 6, 2021
Art Viewer — Limbo Act II ExhibitionArticle, November 10, 2020
Creative Boom — Limbo Act IIArticle, November 9, 2020
Horizons Perdus - Pavillon Southway, Marseille (Solo show)
Alternating Currents - Parallel Circuit, Teheran
Le Fou Sauvage - SB34, Brussels (Curator)
Crystal Whisper- Everyday Gallery, Antwerp (Solo show)
Anima Mundi- Abbaye de Saint-Victor, Manifesta XIII, Marseille
Limbo - Everyday Gallery, Antwerp
Another Brown World - Edicola Radetzky, Milan (Solo Show)
Narcissus? - Base-Alpha Galley, Antwerp
Mental - Everyday Gallery, Antwerp
Two of Hearts - SB34 , Brussels (Curator)
Here on Earth - Cunst-link, Brussels (Solo show)
Savage - Galleria Otto Zoo, Milan
The Good the Purpled the Weird - HVW8 Gallery, Berlin
Answers Come In Dreams - 76.4, Brussels (Solo show)
Heat Company IIII - After Howl, Brussels
Waterworlds and Liquid Fun - Chalton Gallery, London
Velvet Ropes - Showhouse JayJay, Antwerp
Une Poesie Contemporane - La Vallée, Brussels
GIFC, Got it for Cheap - Costume House, Toronto + Agnes B Headquarter,
Paris + The Hole,
NY + Soil Gallery, Seattle + Western Exhibitions - Chicago + DATELINE, Denver.
Supermarket Art Fair - SB34 space, Copenaghen
Meeting old Friends - W139, Amsterdam
LUX - Cas-co, Leuven
To Flower to Flow - Luca graduation show, Brussels
GIFC, Got it for Cheap - The Hole, NYC + Rod Bianco Gallery, Oslo + Gallery Steinsland Berliner, Stockholm + 0-0 LA, Los Angeles, CA + Atlanta Contemporary, Atlanta.
South Way Studio, Marseille
MFA at LUCA school of art in Brussels
Degree in Decoration at Academy of Fine Arts of Venice
Member and founder of the project Raskol
Jacopo Pagin Solo Exhibition Horizons PerduPavilion Marseille July 28, 2021Horizons Perdus a solo exhibition by the Brussels-based Italian artist, Jacopo Pagin, curated by Southway Studio. On view in Marseille until the end of Summer....
Antwerp Art Weekend 20217th Edition May 13, 2021During Antwerp Art Weekend' 7th edition, Everyday Gallery showcases two exhibitions both curated by Emmanuelle Luciani. 'History Of Fantasy' a group exhibiton and 'Crystal Whisper'...